About UsThird-Generation Family Owned Business

Meet the Team

Our Growth & Accomplishments

Our Growth & Accomplishments

57
Years in Business
13
Manufacturing
 Facilities
25
Service
 Centers
45
Metal Mart Stores

A Humble Beginning

From humble beginnings in 1963, McElroy Metal has grown into a national company with 13 manufacturing facilities, 25 Service Center and 45 Metal Mart locations across the United States. McElroy Metal is a third-generation family owned business with a strong culture of values that extends to customers, employees and vendors.

We believe that business morals and ethics still have a place in the work environment. We continue to conduct business under the golden rule adage: Customers deserve to be treated in the same way we like to be treated by our suppliers. Some may say that makes us old fashioned. We think they are right!

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Our Core Values & Mission Statement

Mission Statement: Guided by our Core Values, McElroy Metal strives to be an industry leader who provides high-quality products and services while developing meaningful relationships with employees, customers and suppliers.

 

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Fiscally Responsible

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Committment to Customer

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Integrity Based Relationships

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Value Team Members

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Continuous Improvement Driven

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Industry Leadership

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Our Story Goes Way Back

1963
McElroy Metal founded by Thomas E. McElroy Sr. (Mr. Mac)
1975
Tem McElroy becomes 2nd generation president
1976
First Satellite manufacturing facility opened in Clinton, IL
1983
Acquired Angle Steel and built new manufacturing location in Marshall, MI
1985
Opened the first Metal Mart. Today, there are 45 stores.
1990
McElroy Metal became a national company by venturing West and opening a manufacturing facility in Adelanto, CA
1993
Opened first McElroy Metal Service Center. Today, McElroy has 25 Service Center locations
1995
Acquired Pioneer Metals and opened new manufacturing facility in Lewisport, KY
2007
Ian McElroy becomes 3rd generation president
2009
Acquired assets of Components Plus, Inc., which included a manufacturing facility in Sunnyvale, TX
2009
Acquired Met-Tile
2012
Acquired Architectural Building Components in Houston, TX
2012
Announced a joint venture with Green Span Profiles to manufacture Insulated Metal Panels (IMP)
2013
McElroy Installs 500 kW Solar System to Peachtree City, GA facility
2018
Diamond, MO became home to McElroy's 13th manufacturing facility

McElroy Metal Executive Team

McElroy Metal’s executive team is a testament to loyalty and experience. The team has over 224 combined years of experience with McElroy Metal.

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Tem McElroy

Chairman

In 1970, Tem McElroy returned to Shreveport, LA to join the company his father founded. In 1975, Tem became president of McElroy Metal and soon started to implement his plan to turn the company into national entity. In 1976, the company’s first satellite manufacturing facility was in operation. By 1991, McElroy Metal was indeed a national company with six manufacturing facilities spanning from Winchester, VA in the East to Adelanto, CA in the West.

History

Widely recognized as a true pioneer and leader in the metal components industry, Tem has been honored with the following Hall of Fame inductions:

  • Metal Roofing Hall of Fame
  • Metal Construction Hall of Fame
  • Rural Builder Hall of Fame

Education

  • Tem holds a B.S. degree in Physics from Georgia Tech University and an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and remains active with both university's alumni organizations.

Fun Fact/Hobbies/Family

  • Tem is a licensed pilot that as logged over 6400 hours, avid water and snow skier, bicyclist and hiker.
  • Tem actively supports many local organizations by serving on numerous non profit and benevolent boards and the Chamber of Commerce
  • Tem and his wife of 55 years, Maggie, enjoy spending time with their eight grandchildren.
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Ian McElroy

President

Ian joined McElroy Metal full-time in 1999 and for many years worked in several departments and divisions with the company to gain an understanding of various aspects of McElroy Metal.

In 2007, Ian became president and became the 3rd generation leader of McElroy Metal and soon began to implement his vision for the company’s future. Always in search of opportunities to grow and expand, McElroy has acquired several complementary companies under Ian’s leadership and in 2012 entered into a Joint Venture to Manufacture Insulated Metal Panels (IMP’s) under the Green Span Profiles trade name.

With a desire to improve the customer experience and overall efficiency, Ian has led the company’s journey into developing a Lean/Continuous Improvement culture that still exists today.

History/Education

  • Prior to joining McElroy Metal, Ian worked for Banker’s Trust in New York City.
  • Ian holds a B.S. Degree in Economics and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and and an MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.

Fun Fact/Hobbies/Family

  • Ian is a competitive water skier and skilled snow skier. Ian and his wife Karen have five children.
  • Ian is also active the Shreveport/Bossier City communities serving on several Board of Directors with non profit and economic development organizations.
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Mark Brotherton

Vice President - Operations

Mark joined McElroy Metal fresh out of college in 1982 as a the company’s very first Management Trainee. Over his career, Mark has served in a wide ranging discipline of positions, including Outside Sales, Director of Customer Service, Operations Manager and Regional Vice President of Operations.

In 2015 Mark became Vice President of Operations, which oversees the company’s 13 manufacturing facilities.

Education

  • Mark holds a B.S. Degree in Engineering Technology from Illinois State University.

Fun Fact/Hobbies/Family

  • Mark has relocated so many times that his three boys were born in three different states.
  • As a reminder of how long he has been with McElroy, Mark remembers when fax machines were high-tech and convincing Tem McElroy to offer the machines for high volume customers to reduce phone orders.
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Mark Lawson

Vice President - Sales

Mark Lawson joined McElroy Metal in 1985 and has had the pleasure of serving the company in many roles. Mark has served as Regional Manager in two different areas and also started up the company’s architectural division in 2002.

In 2008 Mark was promoted to Vice President of Sales and soon implemented his plan for McElroy Metal to have the best trained sales force in the industry. When McElroy Metal started practicing Lean Principles/Continuous Improvement in the operations side of business, Mark quickly recognized the value and implemented Lean/Continuous Improvement methodology and practices into the sales organization.

History

  • Joining the metal construction industry in 1979, Mark is a true industry veteran and one of the industry’s most knowledgeable sales executives.

Fun Fact/Hobbies/Family

  • Mark is McElroy Metal’s CGE, Chief Golf Enthusiast and his golf journey has taken him to the hallowed golfing grounds of Scotland twice. And, yes, he has shot a hole-in-one.
  • Mark is also fond of his Ohio State Buckeyes as proven by the Southern OSU shrine, also known as his office.
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Ken Gieseke

Vice President - Marketing

Ken Joined McElroy Metal in 1991 as Director of Marketing. Prior to joining the company, Ken worked for USG Corporation in several sales and marketing positions.

Ken is active in industry associations and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) and previously served on the National Frame Building Association (NFBA) Board. Ken served as Chairman of the NFBA from 2015 - 2017.

Education

  • Ken holds a B.S. Degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and an MBA from Louisiana State University - Shreveport.

History

  • Back in 1991, Ken’s plan was to gain some work experience at a family-owned business for 2 to 3 years and jump back into a large, public company. Fortunately, plans change and 29 years later Ken is thrilled to still be a part of the McElroy Metal family.

Fun Fact/Hobbies/Family

  • Ken stays active with cardio exercising and enjoys playing pickleball. He also likes to relax while boating in Arkansas where the water is so clear you can see your toes.
  • Ken enjoys surprising his co-workers with his unique costumes for the company's annual Halloween dress-up day.
  • Ken and his wife, Jennifer have been married for 34 years and have two grown children.
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Amanda Haskins

Chief Financial Officer

Upon graduation, Amanda's first job was as an accountant for a public accounting agency. It only took six months for Amanda to realize that public accounting was not her cup of tea. Public accounting's loss was McElroy Metal's gain. Amanda joined McElroy Metal in 2000. During her career at McElroy, Amanda was regularly promoted and has held several management positions in the company's accounting department. In 2018, Amanda was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and joined McElroy's Executive Team.

Education

  • Amanda holds a B.S. Degree in Accounting from Northwestern State University and an MBA from Louisiana Tech University.
  • Amanda became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 2013.

Fun Fact/Hobbies/Family

  • With three kids at home, Amanda enjoys spending her free time elbow deep in her kid’s many activities.
  • When not wrangling kids, Amanda enjoys recreating on the areas lakes.
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Howell Hicks

Chief Information Officer

Howell joined McElroy Metal in 1989 and has served the company in wide variety of roles. Howell started his McElroy career in Customer Service and managed the Customer Service departments in both Peachtree City, GA and Adelanto, CA.

Howell then became Director of Customer Service. In 2000, McElroy engaged in an ERP implementation and Howell was tapped to lead that effort. Upon a successful implementation, Howell became Director of IT. In 2007, Howell left McElroy and ventured into ERP consulting for a spell, but returned to McElroy in 2009 as the company’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Education

  • Howell holds a B.S. Degree in Marketing from Louisiana State University - Shreveport, and an MBA from Centenary College of Louisiana.

Fun Fact/Hobbies/Family

  • In his free time, Howell enjoys tinkering with old cars and his goatee flapping in the wind while putting miles on his Harley.

Join Our Team

McElroy Metal is always seeking quality individuals to join our team. We are proud of our 57 year history and place high value on our family friendly atmosphere and a customer-centric culture. We welcome new talent that can help us continue to grow the company as we strive to meet our goals:  

  • Be an innovation leader in each of our target markets
  • Be an industry leader in sales growth, earnings growth and return on investment
  • Be committed to a culture of continuous improvement and Lean principles
  • Establish an accident-free work environment
  • Always act with integrity and comply with ethical codes of business conduct

 

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